My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement
by Alix Dobkin
Alyson Books. 300 pages, $16.95
ALIX CECIL DOBKIN made her name in GLBT circles in the 1970’s as a pioneering lesbian troubadour, creating six music albums and performing at countless concerts and festivals (many in controversial “women-only” spaces). However, her recent autobiography focuses on the first half of her life, as the child of Jewish, Communist Party activist parents, and as a young folksinger during the 1960’s in Greenwich Village and elsewhere during that genre’s heyday.